Dr. S. A. Seneviratne

                      Dr. S.A.Seneviratne

 

MBBS (Colombo), MD (Colombo), MRCS (Eng.)
Lecturer, Department of Surgery

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Academic record:


1. MBBS (Colombo) First Class Honours - Distinctions in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Parasitology, Clinical Medicine, Paediatrics, Psychological Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology
2. MD Surgery (Colombo)
3. MRCS (England)
4. PhD (Auckland)

 

Awards and Distinctions

 

Scholarships :
1. Commonwealth PhD Scholarship – University of Auckland – 2012-2015
2. Commonwealth Medical Elective Bursary – Birmingham Children’s’ Hospital, UK - 2004/2005
3. ASGBI International Bursary Award 2009 –Awarded by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

 

Medals & Prizes
•Prof. Milroy Paul Gold medal for Clinical Surgery (MD – Surgery 2010)
•Student of the year award 2004 – University of Colombo
•Sumanawathie de Costa Jubilee Medal for the Best Student of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo - 2004
•Drogo Austin Gold Medal for Orthopaedic Surgery
•Dr. Alaric Jayasinghe Memorial Gold Medal in Paediatrics
•N.S.O Mendis Gold Medal in Pharmacology
•Gladys Jayawardena Gold Medal in Parasitology
•Dr. A.D Wijesena Memorial Medal for Obstetrics & Gynaecology
•Mylopulle Silver Medal for Pharmacology
•Prof. D.E Gunathilleke Memorial Prize for Obstetrics & Gynaecology
•Prof. Senaka Bibile Prize in Pharmacology

 

Grants
1. University Grants Commission grant - Efficacy and cost effectiveness of Clinical Breast Examination (CBE) vs. Mammography in the screening of breast cancer in Sri Lanka 
2. Health Research Council of New Zealand Grant No: HRC 414/14 - How to improve outcomes for women with breast cancer in New Zealand?

 

Contact details:
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Research interests


Breast Cancer
Thyroid Disorders

1.Seneviratne S, Scott N, Lawrenson R, Campbell I. Ethnic, socio‐demographic and socio‐economic differences in surgical treatment of breast cancer in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2015.

2.Seneviratne S, Lawrenson R, Scott N, Kim B, Shirley R, Campbell I. Breast Cancer Biology and Ethnic Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality in New Zealand: A Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2015.

3.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Shirley R, Peni T, Lawrenson R. Ethnic differences in breast cancer survival in New Zealand: contributions of differences in screening, treatment, tumor biology, demographics and comorbidities. Cancer Causes & Control. 2015;26(12):1813-24.

4.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Shirley R, Peni T, Lawrenson R. Accuracy and completeness of the New Zealand Cancer Registry for staging of invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014;38(5):638-44.

5.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Shirley R, Lawrenson R. Impact of mammographic screening on ethnic and socioeconomic inequities in breast cancer stage at diagnosis and survival in New Zealand: a cohort study. BMC public health. 2015;15(1):46.

6.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Lawrenson R, Shirley R, Elwood J. Risk factors associated with mortality from breast cancer in Waikato, New Zealand: a case-control study. Public health. 2015;129(5):549-54.

7.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Kuper-Hommel M, Round G, Lawrenson R. Ethnic differences in timely adjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy for breast cancer in New Zealand: a cohort study. BMC Cancer. 2014;14(1):839.

8.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Kuper-Hommel M, Kim B, Pillai A, Lawrenson R. Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy: Is it a factor for ethnic differences in breast cancer outcomes in New Zealand? The Breast. 2015;24(1):62-7.

9.Seneviratne S, Campbell I, Scott N, Coles C, Lawrenson R. Treatment delay for Māori women with breast cancer in New Zealand. Ethnicity & health. 2014(ahead-of-print):1-16.

10.Campbell ID, Scott N, Seneviratne S, Kollias J, Walters D, Taylor C, Webster F, Zorbas H, Roder DM. Breast cancer survival in New Zealand women. ANZ J Surg. 2014.

11.Campbell I, Scott N, Seneviratne S, Kollias J, Walters D, Taylor C, Roder D. Breast Cancer Characteristics and Survival Differences between Maori, Pacific and other New Zealand Women Included in the Quality Audit Program of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand. Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention: APJCP. 2014;16(6):2465-72.

12.Meredith I, Seneviratne S, Gerred S, Ramsaroop R, Harman R. Patterns of axillary lymph node metastases and recurrent disease in grade 1 breast cancer in a New Zealand cohort: Does ethnicity matter? Cancer epidemiology. 2015;39(6):994.

13.Seneviratne SA, Kumara DS, Drahaman A. Spontaneous Intramural Oesophageal Haematoma: A Case Report. Medical Journal of Malaysia 2012 Oct. 67 (5):536-7. 

14.Seneviratne SA, Samarasekera DN, Kotalawala W. Quality of life following surgery for recurrent fistula-in-ano. Techniques in Coloproctology. 2009 Sep;13(3):215-7.

15.Seneviratne SA, Ramanayaka IT, Samarasekera DN. Heterotopic pancreas in the body of the stomach. Ceylon Medical  Journal. 2009 Jun;54(2):57-8.

16.Seneviratne SA, Samarasekera DN. Massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage from a duodenal diverticulum: a case report. Cases Journal. 2009 Jul 2;2:6710.

17.S.A Seneviratne, D.N Samarasekera. Hiradenitis suppurativa presenting as a polypoidal lesion at the anal verge, Journal of Colorectal Disease 2009 Jan;11(1):97-98.

18.Hemantha Senanayake, Sanjeewa Seneviratne, et al. Screening for gestational diabetes in southern asian women, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology research, Vol 32, No. 3: 286-291, June 2006.

19.Senanayake HM, Seneviratne SA, et al. A study of knowledge, attitudes & practices regarding postpartum contraception among 100 mother-father pairs leaving a Sri Lankan maternity hospital after birth, Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol 51, pp 42, 2006.

20.Hemantha Senanayake, Sanjeewa Seneviratne, et al. Gestational diabetes mellitus: the importance of adherence to diagnostic criteria in research, Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol 52, pp72, 2007. 


PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

 

   - Indexed journals are given in BOLD letters.

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

  1. Seneviratne SA, Samarasekera DN, Kotalawala W. Quality of life following surgery for recurrent fistula-in-ano. Techniques in Coloproctology. 2009 Sep;13(3):215-7.
  2. Hemantha Senanayake, Sanjeewa Seneviratne, et al. Screening for gestational diabetes in southern asian women, Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology research, Vol 32, No. 3: 286-291, June 2006.
  3. Senanayake HM, Seneviratne SA, et al. A study of knowledge, attitudes & practices regarding postpartum contraception among 100 mother-father pairs leaving a Sri Lankan maternity hospital after birth, Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol 51, pp 42, 2006.

 

Abstracts / Presentations 

1.  Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Ian Campbell, Nina Scott, Boa Kim, Ross Lawrenson. Is low adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy a factor for ethnic inequities in breast cancer mortality? A cohort study, Biannual Research Seminar, NZ Medical Journal, 2 May 2014, Vol 127 (1393)

2.  Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Ian Campbell, Nina Scott, Boa Kim, Ross Lawrenson. A cohort study of adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy, breast cancer recurrence and mortality in Waikato, New Zealand,  ANZ J. Surg. 2014; 84 (Suppl. 1) 7–17 

3.  Sanjeewa Seneviratne, Ian Campbell, Nina Scott, Tamati Peni, Ross Lawrenson. An audit of breast cancer data on the New Zealand cancer registry with a regional breast cancer register, ANZ J. Surg. 2014; 84 (Suppl. 1) 7–17 

4.   SA Seneviratne, N Scott, ID Campbell, R Lawrenson. Risk factors associated with mortality from breast cancer in Waikato – A Case Control Study, Biannual Research Seminar, NZ Medical Journal, 05 April 2013, Vol 126 (1372). 

5.   SA Seneviratne, R Lawrenson, ID Campbell, et al. Could delays in treatment be a factor in poorer outcome for Maori women with Breast cancer? Biannual Research Seminar, NZ Medical Journal, 26 October 2012, Vol 125 (1364).

6.   Is chronic constipation a causative factor of complete anal prolapse? Presented at the 17th National Conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, New Delhi, India, 2007.

7.   Recurrent fistula-in-ano: Impact of surgery on quality of life, Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2008.

8.   Ruptured intracranial aneurysms: a prospective study, Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2008.

9.   Fasting plasma glucose and two-hour post-prandial plasma glucose as first stage screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus, Presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 2005.

10. Cost effective antibiotic prophylaxis for elective caesarean section, Presented at the Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Colombo 2004.

11. Two-hour post-prandial plasma glucose and fasting blood glucose as first stage screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus, Presented at the Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Colombo 2004.


CASE REPORTS

  1. Seneviratne SA, Ramanayaka IT, Samarasekera DN. Heterotopic pancreas in the body of the stomach. Ceylon Medical Journal. 2009 Jun;54(2):57-8.
  2. Seneviratne SA, Samarasekera DN. Massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage from a duodenal diverticulum: a case report. Cases Journal. 2009 Jul 2;2:6710.
  3. S.A Seneviratne, D.N Samarasekera. Hiradenitis suppurativa presenting as a polypoidal lesion at the anal verge, Journal of Colorectal Disease 2009 Jan;11(1):97-98.
  4. S.A Seneviratne, D.S Kumara, A Drahaman. Spontaneous intramural oesophageal haematoma: a case report, Accepted for publication Malaysian Medical Journa

 

OTHER

  1. Hemantha Senanayake, Sanjeewa Seneviratne, et al. Gestational diabetes mellitus: the importance of adherence to diagnostic criteria in research, Ceylon Medical Journal, Vol 52, pp72, 2007.

 

COMMUNICATIONS AT SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS PUBLISHED AS ABSTRACTS

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

  1. Is chronic constipation a causative factor of complete anal prolapse? 17th National Conference of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology, New Delhi, India, 2007.

  

NATIONAL

 

  1. Recurrent fistula-in-ano: Impact of surgery on quality of life, Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2008.
  2. Ruptured intracranial aneurysms: a prospective study, Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka, Colombo 2008.
  3. Fasting plasma glucose and two-hour post-prandial plasma glucose as first stage screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, Colombo 2005. 
  4. Cost effective antibiotic prophylaxis for elective caesarean section, Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Colombo 2004.
  5. Two-hour post-prandial plasma glucose and fasting blood glucose as first stage screening tests for gestational diabetes mellitus, Annual Scientific sessions of the Sri Lanka College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Colombo 2004.